Yoga, Meditation and Plant Dyeing Retreat May 29th - 31st, 2020

Event Highlights

  • Yoga
  • natural plant dyeing of your own personal garment
  • vegan seasonally aligned meals
  • foraging for plant matter to dye with
  • colour exploration
  • crystal sound bowl journey


Friday ~ 4 pm arrive and settle into your room

~5:30 / 6 pm dinner

~7 pm welcome circle, plant & dye talk about vibrational colour and it’s medicine.

~8:30 pm Yin Yoga with Sound Bath Savasana

Saturday ~ 7 am optional yoga & meditation

~ 8 am - 9am breakfast

~ 10 am - 12 pm Nature Walk and Plant Gathering

~ 12 pm - 1 pm Lunch

~ 2 pm - 5 pm This time will be spent preparing pots and testing colours.

~ 6 pm Dinner

~ 7 pm break, perhaps time to watch sunset at the beach

~ 9 pm Yin Yoga with Sounding

Sunday ~ 7 am optional yoga & meditation

~ 8 am - 9am breakfast

~ 10 am - 1 pm working with the dye pots and any nature wandering

~ 1 pm - 2 pm Lunch

~ 2 pm - 3 pm any final effort to be done with the dye pots and garments

~ 3 pm - 4 pm Closing

~ 4pm departures

About This Event

Play with natural plant dyes, foraging and yoga …

Join Sonja for a seasonally aligned weekend of yoga, meditation, foraging and natural plant dyeing. Throughout the weekend you will be infusing your intentions, curiosity and creativity into a garment that you will dye with seasonal plants. We will attune our body, breath and spirits to the elements of Spring, with yoga practices, forest walks and connecting with the fresh beginnings of this time, we will play with the colours that are provide.

We will journey with vinyasa yoga and meditation in the mornings, take time with nature and forest bath, and explore pants. We will forage and gather plants, create dye pots, and explore the natural world of colour.

You will be provided with a Zen Nomad Garment to dye and infuse with your high vibrational intentions and colour curiosity.

Comfortable, cozy accommodation at the space is included along with 6 meals. Meals will be whole food, plant based, nourishing and delicious and in harmony with the season.

Land in a place where the energy feels calm, take a deep breath and feel your shoulders drop as you let out a sigh that releases the tension you forgot you were holding on to. Enjoy a delightful, whole food meal that leave your taste buds satisfied a

What's Included

  • meals
  • yoga
  • accommodation
  • plant dyes
  • Zen Nomad garment to dye

What's Not Included


Venue Highlights

Nestled in the Gateway to the Muskoka's, just south of Taboo Resort. A 5 min walk to Muskoka Beach. Walking trails near by.
A yoga / ceremony room that walks out to the back yard, with firepits and hammocks. A large gourmet kitchen to create and share meals, comfortable, modern bedrooms.


1 room - 3 single beds
1 room - 2 single beds
1 room - treatment room or 2 single bed
1 room - double bed can add 1 single bed
1 room - queen bed can add 1 single bed
3 full bathrooms, 1 powder room, 1 infra red sauna
towels are provided
when full space is rented there is an additional room with King bed.


Delicious whole food, plant based menu in accordance with the energetics of the season. Macrobiotic.


Getting there :

193 Maple Heights Dr. Gravenhurst.

Driving ~ Toronto to Gravenhurst 2hrs.

Bus ~ OntarioNorthland Bus goes from Yorkdale to Gravenhurst, leaving at 3pm or 2:30 from Toronto Coach terminal for $42 each way (we can pick you up at the Gravenhurst bus stop)

There is also a small airport with summer flights from Porter airlines in Toronto To Muskoka that is nearby and we can pick you up from

What is near the healing arts centre: Nestled in the Muskokas, towns of Gravenhurst and Bracebridge are within 7 and 18 min drive respectively. A 5 min walk from the house with bring you to the shores of Muskoka Lake, or to a forested river… bring snowshoes if you have them as its a nice adventure to go exploring.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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